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Today's News

  • Randolph-Williams

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Nekesha Randolph of Bolivia and Roderick Williams of Harrells. The bride-elect is the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Willie O. Randolph Jr. of Bolivia. The prospective groom is the son of Jeffrey and Hilda Draughon of Harrells and the late Robert Williams. A Dec. 20 wedding is planned at Macedonia Baptist Church in Wilmington.

  • Faircloth

    Cane and Brea Faircloth of Holden Beach are the parents of a daughter, Isabella Grace Faircloth, born at 4:09 p.m. Nov. 5 at Brunswick Community Hospital.

    Maternal grandmother is Cathy C. Brown of Ocean Isle Beach.

    Paternal grandparents are Sheri Fulford of Holden Beach and Jamie Faircloth of Columbus.

    Great-grandparents are Katherine Causey of Loris, S.C., Ina Lee Fulford of Holden Beach and Herman and Eric Faircloth of Holden Beach.

  • Supply Elementary announces honor rolls and awards

    Supply Elementary has announced its Terrific Kids, VFW recipients and honor roll students for the first nine-weeks:

    Terrific Kids

  • The following students were named to honor rolls for the first quarter at West Christian Academy:

    A Honor Roll

    First grade: Brady West.

    Fourth grade: Lauren Brown, Ashleigh Stanley, Lainey West.

    Sixth grade: Bootsie Lewis, Austin Whitley.

    Eighth grade: Deanna DuBoise, Joseph Hewett, Keton Locklear, George West IV, Michael West.

    Ninth grade: Keon Bryant,

    Matthew Howard, John Trotta, Bradley Varnum, Bethany Wright.

  • Restaurants receive health grades

    Environmental health specialists with the Brunswick County Health Department inspected and graded local restaurants and other food establishments during the past month.

    Grades are based on a perfect score of 100, with points taken away for infractions of state health standards. A score of 90 or better represents an A; 80-89, B; 70-79, C. Establishments with a score below C would not be allowed to operate. Establishments which have two scores during the same inspection period have been regraded at the management’s request.

  • Leland crime report

    Leland police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from patrol activity reports.

    •Larceny on New Pointe Boulevard; suspects stole a flat screen TV from Walmart.

    •Obtaining property by false pretenses on Thomas Garst Lane; suspect ran a money exchange scam on one of his employees, taking $150 from the employee.

    •Domestic assault on Giles Place; Johnny Edwards Williams, Jr., 39, of 843 Giles Place, Leland, was charged with domestic assault.

  • Late November is the time for catching cold-water speckled trout

    Late November is the time many casual anglers pack up their fishing rods for spring, while a different breed of fishermen starts to get serious. These are the speckled-trout fanatics, a hardy cult who brave cold weather and biting wind to go after its favorite target with a bewildering variety of baits and lures that may or may not work, depending on the mood of this fickle fish.

  • Q&A with a top-fishing guide about speckled trout

    Capt. Rennie Clark has been fishing the coastal waters of North Carolina for more than 25 years. In Wilmington, his charters cover inshore and offshore areas from our own Brunswick County beaches all the way to the lower Neuse River. I recently asked him for some tips and advice regarding speckled trout fishing in the winter.

    Weeks: Why do so many speckled trout anglers wait until November or December to really start fishing for trout?

    Capt Rennie: Speckled trout are in our coastal waters all year but they bunch up in deeper pockets and holes in the fall.

  • Golf action

    CALABASH VFW

    The Calabash VFW Post 7288 played its annual charity golf tournament Nov. 8 at Panther’s Run. Proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warriors Project (WWP). The WWP provides unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of severely injured service members.

  • 21st Century Classrooms engage students in technology-based learning

    Teachers in Brunswick County Schools teach students about people and places all over the world.

    Some recently discussed Yellowstone National Park, others learned about volcanic eruptions. Some studied the continents and others studied famous people.

    While classes cannot take field trips to these famous places or have the opportunity to invite famous people as guest speakers, the Internet and modern technology gives teachers an alternative method of teaching these foreign subjects, and gives students a chance to learn more about the world in which they live.